Vasco was in bad shape when he came to our rescuer's attention. He'd previously had an owner and a house but he was thrown out to the streets when he got sick. His sister was fine and the family kept her, but poor Vasco was left to fend for himself.
Once he was taken off the streets and to the vet, he was diagnosed with anemia, blood parasites and skin infections. Worryingly he also presented with signs of liver or kidney issues so he was placed on an IV to help flush his organs. With no clear improvement in sight, it was decided to move this gentle giant (a whopping 18kg even at his skin and bone stage!) to the safe house where he could be comfortable until it was determined whether he was on the improve or not.
He immediately made himself at home and clearly remembers what being a loved pet is all about. Eventually, he made a miraculous recovery. Although he still had problems controlling his bladder, he was no longer uncomfortable and was happy playing with the other dogs at the safe house - again, clear indicators of what his life used to be before he was let down by his former family.
With a controlled diet, continual blood tests to monitor his condition and lots of love and patience, Vasco was eventually well enough to be sterilised and fully vaccinated and is now part of the safe house dog squad, while he awaits his adoptive home.
Vasco, the super sweet and protective gentle giant is still looking for his fur-ever adopter, but in the meantime he is well looked after at the safe house and will continue to reside with his other doggo friends, but he does need a Furry Godparent to sponsor his ongoing costs until he secures an adopter. Can you be Vasco's Furry Godparent?
SUBSCRIBE TO BECOME VASCO'S FURRY GODPARENT
You can become Vasco's FURRY GODPARENT for just $25 a month (fully tax deductible) and, as Vasco's monthly sponsor, you will receive 'sponsor only' updates on his progress as we work through his rehabilitation and work to find him a loving fur-ever home.
If you would like to sponsor Vasco, please hit the SUBSCRIBE button below and fill in your details to receive your monthly updates.
If you can't sponsor Vasco on a monthly basis, but would still like to help please head to our DONATIONS page - every cent is gratefully accepted with thanks.
If you prefer, you can also donate directly to our bank account (all payments are tax deductible):
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